Feb 222016
 

Note: This article first appeared in the January-February 2009 issue of the Gypsy Journal. President Harry S. Truman was one of the most popular political figures of the 20th Century and helped shape the face of not only the United States but the rest of the world in the years following World War II. Under […]

Dismay In Santa Fe

 Posted by at 2:55 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 012013
 

I have to stop going to places they write songs about. I’m always disappointed. Jimmy Buffett painted a marvelous picture of sundrenched life in Key West with his classic Margaritaville, but the reality is that the island at the end of the road is crowded, over-commercialized, and all about separating tourists from the almighty buck. […]

A Tale Of Two Trees

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 252012
 

I love the odd, quirky things we discover in our travels along America’s highways and byways, and a lot of them find their way into the blog, the Gypsy Journal, or my books. And we never seem to run out of new opportunities to find things to share with our readers. A while back, during […]

Going Up Key

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 142012
 

The other day we went down to Key West, where U.S. Highway 1, the Overseas Highway, ends at Mile Marker 0. So yesterday we decided to drive the other direction, up Key. We didn’t have any particular destination in mind, we just enjoy going for a ride together and seeing what there is to see […]

Wind And Whitecaps

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 122012
 

We would really like to get our Sea Eagle kayaks wet while we’re down here in the Florida Keys, but so far the weather has not cooperated. It warmed up nicely yesterday, but the wind was still kicking up some strong gusts and there were whitecaps in several places. We’re not whitewater adventurists, we’re old […]

Really Fast Boats

 Posted by at 1:21 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 082012
 

We had decided that yesterday would be a good day to just stay home and hang out, do a little reading, play on the computer, and be lazy. But apparently we were the only ones expecting a slow day. I was comfortably ensconced in my Strongback chair reading my Amazon Kindle when I heard a […]

Nov 062012
 

Yesterday started out bad, but it ended very well, so I guess it was a good day after all. But man, that bad part sucked! When we parked at Seasons in the Sun RV Resort a few days ago, I parked about one inch too close to the campground’s power pedestal, which meant I couldn’t […]

And Away We Go!

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 142011
 

We’ve had all the fun we can have, or at least all the fun we have time to have, and today we plan to hit the road. There were a lot of things that we didn’t get done while we’ve been here in Florida, but we have to be in Yuma in mid-February to get […]

Dec 152010
 

Today is the last day to take advantage of our Two For One Holiday Special. So if you haven’t clicked the link above, there’s still time. You can enter a new subscription to the Gypsy Journal for yourself, or renew your subscription early, and we’ll give someone on your Christmas shopping list a free one […]

Dec 142010
 

I think we missed a turn somewhere along the way south, and instead of Fort Lauderdale, we ended up at the South Pole! I mean really, 33 degree overnight lows just 30 miles from Miami? Really? Isn’t that just a little bit ridiculous? Uh huh, global warming, sure. Would somebody get that damned penguin off […]